On last week's craft wars, the contestants had to make a lamp out of a bunch of sunglasses. Everyone was on the road to making something interesting but of course time, the enemy of most craft projects, interceded and that cute Brooke had to go home early even though I bet she would have made a killer master craft. For my pop challenge this week, I'm going to be a bit lazy and post a my very own DIY lamp I made last year to decorate my table at Maker Faire:
The supplies were easy- a super cheap lamp from Walmart. It was well under $10 if I remember correctly and a thrift store skirt that I picked up because the material and lining were fabulous. I'm no stranger to short skirts and dresses but this skirt was RIDICULOUSLY short. I have no idea who could get away with something like that but it works just great for my lamp.
The lining, as I mentioned, was super nice. Silky and then some nice lace, bias tape kind of stuff. My goal was to construct the entire lamp using ONLY the skirt fabric and lining. I had to make an exception for a few fabulous "raspberry" beads which are currently my favorite beads ever. They're so delicious.
A little fabric glue and a LOT of hand sewing to get the lining into crazy big roses and, viola! I was done. Thrift store skirt, meet lamp.
I need to straighten the skirt out a bit for a better photo but you get the idea. That's it.
As for Craft Wars for August 14th, all I can tell you is that I have a BIG old martini shaker chilling in the freezer and I'm planning crafty snacks for my friends who will be watching the show with me. If you watch the show, be sure to cheer on your favorite Guilty blogger. I would LOVE to post a series of photos of you watching the show with your favorite cocktail (non-alchoholic is perfect, as long as it's pretty!). Please DO think about cheering on my episode and taking a photo to send me. You can send them to GuiltyCrafter@g mail.com